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. and this president has made unprecedented use of them. nbc news has obtained a government document that lays out the legal argument to justify the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated at an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc
congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back f
for the digital age. should police be able to track you using your cell phone without a warrant? >>> yoga for your face? is this the way to get rid of wrinkles without botox? >>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. strike up the band for the super bowl champs. tens of thousands played hook write today to flood the streets of baltimore. >> through the charm city. it was a chance for the team to thank fans and for fans to thank the team for bringing home the championship. >> news4's chris gordon joins us now lye from baltimore with more on the charm offensive. >> reporter: it is said that baltimore is a blue-collar town with a chip on its shoulder. but today was filled with respect for the ravens and the city that they serve and love and the fans here and it all began this super bowl victory celebration. it began at city hall with the team's arrival and the super bowl trophy showing it to their fans, sharing it for the first time. and then the parade. there was a marching band, the cheerleaders, ravens, on floats, and in military vehicles. waving to the crowds that line the stree
dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very l
jonathan karl tells us about the news today. >> reporter: by one count, president obama has already used unmanned cia drones to strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today, we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informed, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the document says it "does not require the government to have clear evidence." case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this j
's gio benitez following it all for us. >> reporter: the little boy at the center of a week-long hostage standoff is in his mother's arm, and tonight, the fbi's bold plan to rescue him coming into sharp focus. negotiators convinced jimmy lee dykes to approach the bunker door to accept delivery of an item. there, fbi agents set off an explosive device. law enforcement officers say dykes fired on the agents. they fired back. moments later, dykes was dead and ethan was safe. the fbi and highly specialized s.w.a.t. teams spent seven days planning the raid, while hostage negotiators tried to keep dykes talking. we boarded a hall continuer here in southern alabama to get our first look at dykes' underground bunker site. you can see a number of small structures on this plot of land. but what dykes didn't know, just across the street, the fbi had recently built this mock bunker to train agents for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice how to get a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: as authorities swar
the fire out of the cause remains under investigation. stay with us and wjla.com. we will have much more throughout the day on the breaking story. >> the other breaking story celebrations in baltimore. ravens fans industry as they bring the lombardi trophy back to charm city. but the john gonzalez is live in baltimore where the fister these are well underway. >> good afternoon carrying -- good afternoon from downtown baltimore where the mayor of baltimore and the coach of the baltimore ravers john harbaugh officially started the parade. head coach john harbaugh is in this maryland national guard humvee right now. this is where he will be throughout this parade. the rest of the players, they each have their humvees -- and the rest of the players and a team on this fellow right here. you can see the baltimore ravens just taking it all in. how do you feel? >> it feels great amazing. >> what is it like seeing all these folks out there? >> speechless. can't believe so many people out here. >> holiday street down here in downtown baltimore. lining the streets of baltimore. it is just pandemoni
of hostages and killed the bus driver. our coverage tonight starts with mark strassman in midland city for us. mark? >> reporter: scott, over the course of a week of negotiations, the f.b.i. and dykes developed a routine. he would ask for supplies. they would leave them at the entrance of his underground bunker. the f.b.i.'s hostage rescue team exploited that routine to end the stand-off. this video is our first glimpse of the dykes' property, the scene of the seven-day stand-off. sources tell us when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies yesterday and reached up to open the door, he was off balance and vulnerable. agents believed ethan would be away from the ladder and relatively protected. when rescue team members above dykes saw the door open they dropped two stun grenades. the noise and blinding flashes disoriented him. within seconds four team members entered the bunker. officials believe he fired a shot at them but missed. they returned fire multiple times killing dykes and rescuing the boy. these recent photos show ethan with his mother. she released a statement of thanks
with the rest of the world. if we are going to expend, use up these loopholes to pay for new spending or to avoid the kind of budget cutting that we need to do or the kind of entitlement reform, i mean, some of the entitlement reform that has been proposed, a different way of calculating the cola, cost of living adjustment, which would amount to literally pennies a day for people, it would not be a crippling kind of cut, that is what needs to be done and needs to be addressed right away. >> i don't get it, though. they can't cut 2.9% of the budget on spending. that seems to be a small amount. we should be able to do it. but they can't do that. when it comes to raising taxes, nobody actually wants to raise them because they will raise them on a lot of people. there's no courage on either side. >> exactly right. when other countries look at our governing class right now, there's no honesty in any direction. the fact of the matter is a lot of the things that could be done to secure social security aren't that hard. it's absolutely true, though, that medicare is tough and requires real de
of the worst traffic jams in the country but things may get worse. stay right here with us. hello? the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile app. take a step forward... and chase what matters. >> reporter: and arrest -- an arrest has been made in a hit- and-run crash in pittsburg last night. we'll tell you how police were able to track down the accused killer. >>> america's growing debate over gun control is now taking center stage in one bay area city. >>> this could be a big day in the battle over marijuana. what's happening in washington, d.c. and here at home. >> reporter: more than $800 out of your pocket in one year all because of traffic. we'll tell you how the bay area ranked when it came to the country's most congested cities. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's
its policy on gays. lots of discussion surrounding this. happy you're with us this morning. >> it is wednesday, we're halfway there, february 6th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. we are learning a lot more this morning about the fbi raid that saved a kidnapped boy this alabama. it turns out the raid that freed ethan came just in the nick of time because jimmy lee dykes, the man who snatched the child off a school bus and held him captive for close to a week had his bunker rigged with a pair of bombs. this morning bomb technicians are still looking for even more explosives at the scene. victor blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agen
to come up with this budget instead of making indiscriminate cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> reporter: the president continued to push an approach that includes more taxes along with spending cuts. but house speaker john boehner says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month under president obama, kind of feels the same. high unemployment, rising prices, and more debt for our children and grandchildren. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he does not want another temporary fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there is no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a bite out of military spending and domestic programs, including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> they are coming to california because this is where it is. he is not going to lubbock or wherever the places are that make up that state. >> those other places. [ laughter ] >> governor brown takes aim at texas. why h
will be debating the use of drones to take our terror targets. in many congress are expressing concerns about the obama administration's use of drones. and it's expected to be debated tomorrow. concerns are intensifying after the release of a justice department document that claims drones can be used against al qaeda targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more tim
at conditions right now. doug? >> some of us stayed in the 30s all da long while others were in the low 50s across our southern tier with sunshine little earlier. right now the clouds moved back in and believe it or not looking at a few snow showers into parts of the area. parts of frederick county and northern montgomery county. just light flurry activity making its way through. even light shower activity. rain showers in through portions of loudoun county. we will continue to watch out for that. look at the mums. 37 in gaithersburg. 48 towards fredericksburg. 51 right now towards charlottesville. warmer air was trying to move in here but it didn't affect all of us as we go lou the rest of the night tonight, let's head right down towards rockville. temperatures tonight going to be falling down into the 30s across the region and waking up to about 29 degrees in rockville early tomorrow morning. i will talk about our next storm. this one could be a big one. we will talk about it. >> thank you, doug. >>> fans lined the streets in the stadium. to congratulate the ravens on their super bowl vic
line. >> the u.s. filed a civil lawsuit against s&p 500 over alleged wrongdoing that fueled the financial crisis. >> after 28 years on capitol hill, john kerry arrived for work at the state department. kerry was sworn in as secretary on friday. >> as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> a massive fire at a lumberyard. firefighters were hurt. >> the daredevil and list of tall buildings he's climbed -- >> all that -- >> 99.99% of gunners in america are wonderful people. would you leave us the [ bleep ] alone? >> why aren't you a republican? >> how do you know i'm not? >> because obama appointed you. [ applause ] >> i made jokes about you, but -- [ laughter ] >> and all that matters -- >> the public records indicate superdome officials were worry good a possible blackout months before the super bowl. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the heart of the new orleans' party, even the football stadiums black out. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we are learning new details about the end of an alabama hostage drama. fbi agents raided an underground bunker yesterday, shooting and
to the test. >> reporter: clean. as many as 400,000 germs per hand. that's ho many bacteria travel with us every day. so here at the university of maryland, six brave grad students and i voluntarily doused our hands in a toxic brew of thousands of e. coli bacteria to see what would take it off. first up, hand sanitizers. we tested two kinds you find at the store. one with 60% alcohol and one so-called natural formula containing no alcohol. the key is use enough of it. your hands should take 15 seconds or longer to dry. then we pressed our hands on special incubation plates to grow any remaining bacteria. the results, dramatic. here, those graying spots of the e. coli that grew from unwashed hands. after, using hand sanitizer. but the formula without alcohol, look how many germs are left behind. alcohol-based hand sanitizers work so much better because alcohol breaks up the bacteria's proteins and kills them. but what is your best bet? guess what, it's your old friend, soap. soap gets more viruses, too. surprisingly, studies shows regular and anti-bacterial soap are equally effective, but h
with us? >> for the rest of my life. >> we asked kaepernick what he has been thinking about and he said he is thinking about being back here next year. we asked some of the players what they want to say to their fans? they said "thank you." they were happy to see the fans when they got off the plane yesterday. davis said, tell the fans, we will be back in the super bowl next year. here is a lasting image of a 49er going back in for one more load as he loads up the car the we heard a lot from the players but they are not down. head coach harbaugh will give a press conference any minute scheduled to begin at 11. if there anything he says we want to get in the newscast, stay with us throughout the mid-cast and tune in later today for more from the head coach, jim harbaugh. live in santa clara for abc7 news. >> a completely different mood in baltimore right now. ravens fans are celebrating their super bowl victory with a big party at the stadium. early this morning they toasted the super bowl champs with a far raid and hundreds of thousands poured into the streets to catch a look at the favori
on reporter joins us from santa clara. >> the mood in the locker room is somber. kaepernick will remember this as the season of not being good enough. here he is moments ago. we shot this video in the locker room along with the team of the the players cleaned out their lockers this morning and said goodbye. some of them hugging the staff, signing footballs for some. we heard a lot of regret today. players say necessity have not watched the game or the media coverage of it. they say it is too hard. davis said that he doesn't feel good being home. he was hoping to be celebrating in the bahamas right now. >> it wasn't our time. it wasn't our time. last year, we made some progression from where we were. this year, we would have stepped, the next step. it is about progression. now we have to have faith in next year. >> we did hard to achieve and we made a great super bowl but it didn't go our way. >> how long will the loss stay with us? >> for the rest of my life. >> we asked kaepernick what he has been thinking about and he said he is thinking about being back here next year. we asked some of
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